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Little Wing


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Jimi Hendrix is a legend for his groundbreaking guitar

playing.  In the few years he actually recorded music

he redefined rock and roll and made his contemporaries

wonder where this odd fellow had come from.

He also wrote some of the most interesting lyrics,  poetic

and evocative.  Studying him through various biographies

it is quite clear that most of his songs were written for his

mother, who had passed when he was a small child. This song

in particular was written for her.  It is my favorite song, with my

favorite lyrics, for it is a poetic expression of a great loss.  His words

however, are not so much sad as they are childlike, and wistful.

He imagines her in a magical place and keeps her memory alive

and vibrant, as she was said to be in life.  Thank you Jimi for

having so much heart and love in a world that did not always

show you either.

 

Little Wing 

WELL SHE’S WALKING, THROUGH THE CLOUDS

WITH A CIRCUS MIND THAT’S RUNNING WILD

BUTTERFLIES AND ZEBRAS AND MOONBEAMS

AND A FAIRY TALES.

THAT’S ALL SHE EVER THINKS ABOUT

RIDING WITH THE WIND. 

WHEN I’M SAD, SHE COMES TO ME

WITH A THOUSAND SMILES SHE GIVES TO ME FREE

IT’S ALRIGHT SHE SAYS, IT’S ALRIGHT

TAKE ANYTHING YOU WANT FROM ME

…ANYTHING 

FLY ON LITTLE WING

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,

FLY ON LITTLE WING 

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